round off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v round off make round "round the edges"
    • v round off express as a round number "round off the amount"
    • v round off bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state "polish your social manners"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Round off to finish completely
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Quotations

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    “It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roond (Fr. rond)—L. rotundusrota, a wheel.

Usage

In literature:

I was conducted up stairs, and walked out on a platform, drew off my hat, and bowed round to the people.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott
And Wheeler wanted Jenny, and so I was tempted to play off that trick on you; I thought you would come round to me after.
"In Homespun" by Edith Nesbit
You've got Lucy ashore flounderin' 'round in the fog, and I had no business to send him off without grub or compass.
"The Tides of Barnegat" by F. Hopkinson Smith
He walked off round by Madingley, hardly aware of what road he was taking.
"Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
His trail led off round to the left and grew difficult to follow.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
The energy displayed by our hero in attempting to write off the load of debt that hung round his neck is superhuman, august.
"The Upton Letters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The train of her dress caught in the door, and she turned round, stooped, freed it with her hand, and held it up off the ground.
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
By the way, the boys want to know if you think we can pull off those ten-round bouts this winter.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
I thought I would put it off till we got round to the cigars.
"The Whole Family A Novel by Twelve Authors" by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewart Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown, Henry Van Dyke
With a quick repulsion Loder shook him off; then almost as quickly he turned round.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Walters still slept, half slipping off the seat, with his mouth open and his overcoat bundled round his head.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Sir Charles shook her off, and looked wildly round for a weapon to strike his insulter with.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch shook his hand off and turned round quickly to him with a menacing scowl.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Take a good piece of a round of beef, and cut off all the fat.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
They went round and Lister watched from a few yards off.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Then if you will toddle round the corner and send it off, that will be that.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
It is good to shake off, now and then, this iron yoke round our necks.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Our friend was very civil, accepted a cigar, and marched us off to go the rounds.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
She took off her sash and threw one end of it round the butterfly.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
A ring of young bucks had been formed round the Sioux to keep the crowd off.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
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In poetry:

Outstretched in fear upon a bank,
Lest, gazing up on awful space,
I should fall down into the blank,
From off the round world's face.
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald
The nations thou hast made shall bring
Their off'rings round thy throne;
For thou alone dost wondrous things,
For thou art God alone.
"Psalm 86" by Isaac Watts
These stand within thy courts and see
The light exceeding round thy throne,
But I — an alien unto thee —
I faint afar off, and alone.
"To the Spirit of Music" by Henry Kendall
Yet thought need not roam
Far off to bring you home.
The sky is our wild mind,
Your roots are round our spirits twined,
To ours are your hearts caught.
"Memorial" by John Freeman
Their call is loud: they plead and onward urge us…
A magic boat waits in the harbour - we
Are by the tide borne off that round us surges
Into the seas' infinity.
"As In The Globe Embraced" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
'Then ladies, dear ladies, your pity bestow:'­
Just then a tall footman came round,
And asking the ladies which way they would go,
The chariot turn'd off with a bound.
"A True Story" by Ann Taylor

In news:

North to square off against East Central in volleyball tournament's first round.
Doubling it up with a guest judge role during the 7th annual Chef Showdown to kick off Dine-O-Round, well, that just rocks.
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the US Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md.
Wall Street largely shrugged off a new round of monetary easing from the Federal Reserve.
The fifth-seeded 'Cats faced off against fourth-seeded Monett in the first round of the district tournament, which was held at Monett.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the 14th hole during the third round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks.
Mitt Romney faced off in the second presidential debate Tuesday night, six pairs of singers (three glimpsed only briefly) went toe-to-toe in the battle rounds of.
Scott McIntyre/Staff Kenny Perry tees off at the ninth hole during the final round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburon Golf Course on Sunday Dec 9, 2012.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the tenth hole during the third round of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012.
Off Round Hill Road, Greenwich .
Four area teams are off to a good start at Highland's Hilltop Classic after winning their first-round games that were played Thursday.
Jubilee year rounded off with show of official portraits at Windsor Castle.
Editor of IN Magazine Lea Rittenhouse faces off against Ben for a round of trivia, the topic: Inspirational people.
Shanshan Feng of China tees off on the eighth hole during the third round of Dubai Ladies Masters.
American John Mallinger cooled off from his impressive opening two days but still holds a two-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California.
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In science:

In the second choice of interface there is a danger that the time steps requested are unnaturally small from a stellar evolution point of view, leading perhaps to unacceptable round-off error.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
Two outputs are considered the same if their difference is smaller than the round-off error.
Remarks on statistical aspects of safety analysis of complex systems
This was most likely due to round-off error during histogram generation.
Statistical randomization test for QCD intermittency in a single-event distribution
Here the curve C1 is essentially two straight lines: one from a to slit 1 and the other from slit 1 to ~x, though we round off the curve at slit 1 to make it smooth.
Gauge invariance and the detection of gravitational radiation
This affects the continuity of the Nb chains which causes a rounding-off of the DOS peak.
A Review of the Properties of Nb3Sn and Their Variation with A15 Composition, Morphology and Strain State
In fact one actually gains accuracy since taking many unnecessary small steps for a regularly integrable star suffers from numerical round-off.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
In fact, they are readily created in the computer simulations with no round off errors, see Fig. 2 and 3.
From Time-symmetric Microscopic Dynamics to Time-asymmetric Macroscopic Behavior: An Overview
MR0866356 Delattre, S. and Jacod, J. (1997). A central limit theorem for normalized functions of the increments of a diffusion process, in the presence of round-off errors.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
Section 5 provides computational comparisons of the different algorithms including an example that illustrates significant potential for erroneous results due to round-off errors when the constraint gradients are very nearly linearly dependent.
Hessian-Free Methods for Checking the Second-Order Sufficient Conditions in Equality-Constrained Optimization and Equilibrium Problems
That is, if the magnitude of any eigenvalue of K + E is less than the norm of the accumulated round-off errors, this eigenvalue of the perturbed KKT matrix may have the wrong sign relative to the true eigenvalue.
Hessian-Free Methods for Checking the Second-Order Sufficient Conditions in Equality-Constrained Optimization and Equilibrium Problems
Future work will optimize implementations of the new algorithms and undertake a detailed mathematical analysis of round-off errors to determine computable certificates of test accuracy.
Hessian-Free Methods for Checking the Second-Order Sufficient Conditions in Equality-Constrained Optimization and Equilibrium Problems
The divergence is rounded off by the finite cutoff δ .
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
We do not solve the equations in strong conservation form, which means that total (radiation plus gas) energy and momentum are not conserved exactly (to round-off error).
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
Once implicit differencing methods are adopted, then conservation to round-off error is generally not possible due to the much larger error tolerance used when inverting the matrix representing the difference equations.
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
However, we still cannot conserve total energy to round-off error.
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
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